Adult Cystic Fibrosis

Adult Cystic Fibrosis

The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program is a Program of Excellence within the University of Louisville Department of Medicine Lung Health Initiative. It was established to provide adults with cystic fibrosis access to the latest diagnostic and treatment advances in the area of cystic fibrosis.

This program serves under the auspices of both the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics and the UofL Cystic Fibrosis Center (CF Center), an umbrella program that includes services to both pediatric and adult populations with cystic fibrosis in Kentucky and beyond.

Early on, the CF Center team recognized that adults with cystic fibrosis represent a separate patient population with its own needs and expectations.  Consequently, the center began to develop an Adult CF Program which is now led by Dr. Allan Ramirez.  Later, Dr. Adrian O’Hagan joined this operation and, together with Dr. Nemr Eid in Pediatrics, dieticians and nutritionists, among others, the CF Center has turned into a multidisciplinary patient-centered enterprise devoted to providing the best quality care to patients.

Its focuses include educating patients, relatives and the community in general about cystic fibrosis; and fostering the innovative clinical and basic research needed to advance knowledge in this area.

Today, the Adult CF Program is sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is staffed by clinicians from several specialties (e.g., Pulmonology, Digestive Diseases, Endocrinology), nurses, social workers, dieticians, researchers, and other support staff devoted to providing patients comprehensive care that matches the top programs in the country.